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Spain to face Czechs in 2009 Davis Cup final

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Spain to face Czechs in Davis Cup final

Defending champions Spain will face the Czech Republic in the 2009 Davis Cup final after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over Israel in the semi-finals here on Saturday.

Tommy Robredo and Feliciano Lopez defeated Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-2 in the decisive doubles rubber.

Spain will be playing their seventh final in December which they will also host.

On Friday, David Ferrer swept past Harel Levy 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 before Juan Carlos Ferrero outclassed Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 to give the three-time champions a 2-0 lead.

The Czech Republic reached their first Davis Cup final in 29 years after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over Croatia, the 2005 champions, in their semi-final in Porec.

Doubles pair Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek comfortably defeated Croatia's Lovro Zovko and Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, a welcome straight-sets win coming after Friday's two marathon singles matches which had taken almost 10 hours to complete.

"It's unbelievable"

"We didn't think we would cruise to a 3-0 lead against the powerful Croats"

"There is no feeling better in the world"


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